Fixing cities

Fixing cities

Hoodline has also used city data to identify problems with city transit fare ticketing, historical Yellow Pages data to track the decline of laundromats over the decades and neighborhood-level violent crime increases, among other examples.

We’ve found that videos can often tell these data-driven stories in ways that text-based online articles can’t, by guiding people step-by-step through what the analysis means. For example, we’ve partnered with Disney’s ABC7 station in the Bay Area, with their news team doing on-camera interviews, on-air visualizations and digital-first videos alongside our reporting. Like local TV weather reports, sports scores and election coverage, we think video will become the main way that many people will consume this data to understand the…

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